Using 95 Express In Broward

95 Express in Broward / What you Need to Know

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The original seven mile stretch of 95 Express in Miami-Dade has been extended north into Broward County. Now, 95 Express extends from the junction of I-95 and SR836 near downtown Miami to Broward Boulevard near Fort Lauderdale, a total of 21 miles.

As with the original stretch of 95 Express, dynamic (congestion based) tolls are being used to help manage the congestion in Phase 2. The tolls, collected electronically with SunPass transponders, fluctuate based upon the amount of traffic in the express lanes. 95 Express Phase 1 and Phase 2 now provide you with even more options when it comes to your commute. The following information has been gathered to help you plan your trip and use 95 Express. Remember, the choice is yours!

Goals

  • Reduce overall traffic congestion of the I-95 facility
  • Provide a safe, predictable trip in terms of travel time for those customers who choose to use the express lanes
  • Maintain free flow of traffic in the express lanes at 45MPH or greater
  • Increase the people-moving capacity of the highway

How It Works

  • The 95 Express lanes are only for 2-axle vehicles and buses that have a properly mounted SunPass. Trucks with three or more axles are not allowed on 95 Express unless they are designated as emergency vehicles.
  • Roadside equipment monitors traffic in the express lanes and toll prices periodically adjust to maintain free-flowing travel. As traffic in the express lanes increases, the toll price goes up to manage demand. As traffic in the express lanes decreases, toll prices decrease.
  • Drivers will see destination and toll amount signs in advance of express lane entry points that let them know the current toll amount to travel to the destinations displayed. When the driver passes under a toll amount sign, the toll rate is locked in for the destinations shown.
  • The customer will see separate line item entries for each toll gantry passed on their statement. 
  • Violators may be charged the toll plus $25 per 24 hour period in which they violated.
  • Certain vehicles may be exempt from paying tolls, please visit 1800234ride.com.

Fast Facts

  • 95 Express Phase 2 extends the existing express lanes north from the Golden Glades Interchange, in Miami-Dade County, to just south of Broward Boulevard, in Broward County.
  • Total length of Phase 1 and 2: 21 miles.
  • Three toll points in each direction.
  • Minimum toll: $0.50 per toll point.
  • Dynamic toll rates change based on traffic volume in the express lane.

Using 95 Express In Broward

95 Express in Broward / What you Need to Know

Further information

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The original seven mile stretch of 95 Express in Miami-Dade has been extended north into Broward County. Now, 95 Express extends from the junction of I-95 and SR836 near downtown Miami to Broward Boulevard near Fort Lauderdale, a total of 21 miles.

As with the original stretch of 95 Express, dynamic (congestion based) tolls are being used to help manage the congestion in Phase 2. The tolls, collected electronically with SunPass transponders, fluctuate based upon the amount of traffic in the express lanes. 95 Express Phase 1 and Phase 2 now provide you with even more options when it comes to your commute. The following information has been gathered to help you plan your trip and use 95 Express. Remember, the choice is yours!

Goals

  • Reduce overall traffic congestion of the I-95 facility
  • Provide a safe, predictable trip in terms of travel time for those customers who choose to use the express lanes
  • Maintain free flow of traffic in the express lanes at 45MPH or greater
  • Increase the people-moving capacity of the highway

How It Works

  • The 95 Express lanes are only for 2-axle vehicles and buses that have a properly mounted SunPass. Trucks with three or more axles are not allowed on 95 Express unless they are designated as emergency vehicles.
  • Roadside equipment monitors traffic in the express lanes and toll prices periodically adjust to maintain free-flowing travel. As traffic in the express lanes increases, the toll price goes up to manage demand. As traffic in the express lanes decreases, toll prices decrease.
  • Drivers will see destination and toll amount signs in advance of express lane entry points that let them know the current toll amount to travel to the destinations displayed. When the driver passes under a toll amount sign, the toll rate is locked in for the destinations shown.
  • The customer will see separate line item entries for each toll gantry passed on their statement. 
  • Violators may be charged the toll plus $25 per 24 hour period in which they violated.
  • Certain vehicles may be exempt from paying tolls, please visit 1800234ride.com.

Fast Facts

  • 95 Express Phase 2 extends the existing express lanes north from the Golden Glades Interchange, in Miami-Dade County, to just south of Broward Boulevard, in Broward County.
  • Total length of Phase 1 and 2: 21 miles.
  • Three toll points in each direction.
  • Minimum toll: $0.50 per toll point.
  • Dynamic toll rates change based on traffic volume in the express lane.
Real Time Traffic Information

Project / Construction Update

For more information about 95 Express Phase 3, Click Here.

Construction on Phase 2 of 95 Express began in November 2011, will last until spring 2016, and will cost an estimated $120 million. 95 Express Phase 2 will extend the existing express lanes north from the Golden Glades Interchange, in Miami-Dade County, to Broward Boulevard, in Broward County, by converting the existing High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes into two express lanes in each direction. Other work includes: installing Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) components; modifying the Ives Dairy Road interchange; bridge widening at specific locations; and installing new noise walls at locations between Hollywood Boulevard and Taft Street.

PROJECT UPDATE -  April 2016

Completed work:

  • Final Friction Course on northbound and southbound I-95 in Miami-Dade and Broward County
  • Plastic Pole Installation on northbound and southbound I-95 in Broward County
  • Southbound traffic shift in Broward County between Griffin Road and the Broward/Miami-Dade County Line
  • Northbound traffic shift in Broward County between Hallandale Beach Boulevard and Griffin Road
  • Bridge widening at Snake Creek, Hallandale Beach Boulevard, Pembroke Road, Hollywood Boulevard, Stirling Road
  • Noise wall installation on at various locations between Hollywood Boulevard and Taft Street
  • Stormwater drainage installation
  • Road widening along I-95 in Miami-Dade and Broward County
  • Installation and testing of tolling equipment
  • Landscaping

Current project activities include:

  • Installation/testing of Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) equipment throughout the project 
  • Installing traffic signals, lighting and signs throughout the project
  • Paving striping northbound and southbound travel lanes in Broward County

Upcoming Project Milestones:

  • May 2016 - Finalize all tolling and ITS equipment testing and installation
  • May 2016 - Complete installing plastic poles on southbound I-95 from Hallandale Beach Boulevard to Ives Dairy Road
  • Launch of tolling in Phase 

For details about current traffic conditions please go to: www.fl511.com

95 Express Bus / Toll Free Use

Certain users are able to use the 95 Express lanes toll free:

Registration for non-toll paying users is administered by South Florida Commuter Services (SFCS), the regional commuter assistance program funded by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).

Contact SFCS at 1-800-234-RIDE or visit www.180234ride.com.

 

 

 

95 Express

A program of the Florida Department of Transportation.